CALL FOR INPUTS:Impacts of the Implementation Response Measures

Call for inputs by the Katowice Committee of Experts on the Impacts of the Implementation Response Measures The Katowice Committee of Experts invites experts, practitioners and relevant institutions to submit inputs on the two activities below: Exploring approaches to inform the development and implementation of climate change mitigation strategies, plans, policies, and programmes that maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of response measures Enhancing the capacity and understanding of Parties, through collaboration and input from stakeholders, on the assessment and analysis of the impacts of the implementation of response measures to facilitate the undertaking of economic diversification and [...]

2020-08-25T09:58:34+02:00August 25th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY: Forecasting Climate Change Risks to Wild Food Plants

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Forecasting Climate Change Risks to Wild Food Plants Application Deadline: 31 August 2020 or until position is filled Call for Applications A research team from the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to join a project forecasting climate change risks to wild food plants and the nutritional consequences for the communities that depend on them. The PDRF will be motivated to work as part of a diverse research team, engage with decision-makers in food systems and conservation, and generate peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, there is the opportunity to [...]

2020-08-19T11:26:51+02:00August 19th, 2020|Cape Town Metropolitan Area, position, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR DST/NRF SARChI-funded PhD APPLICATIONS

We seek motivated individuals interested to pursue a PhD linked to two projects, namely the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes initiative and the Social‐ecological regime shifts in the Anthropocene project. Applicants should have a keen interest in sustainability and sustainability transitions, an interest and ability to integrate across the social and natural sciences, and enjoy collaboration and working in teams. Interested individuals should have a strong academic track‐record, participate in the events and activities of the CST, and be interested in developing a career around topics such as social‐ecological systems, resilience and risk, complexity thinking, social innovation and sustainability transformations. For more information on the following PhD bursaries [...]

2020-06-19T09:34:17+02:00June 19th, 2020|Multiple Areas, position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

PhD opportunity: Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management

Despite the current uncertainties, we are planning our PhD course on “Global Perspectives on Adaptive Wildlife Management”, including a 16-day field trip at the Nsasani trust campus in Kruger National Park in January 2021. This course is co-organized with the Nsasani Trust (Karen Vickers) and Nelson Mandela University (Graham Kerley) and consists of a mixture of lectures, field trips and group work. We organized this course early 2019, which was a great success and it received an award for Best PhD course at SLU. A key aspect of the course is diversity, in terms of topics and disciplines, but also [...]

2020-05-19T11:11:46+02:00May 19th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

POSITION AVAILABLE: Future Water Institute – Junior Research Fellow

 Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

2020-05-06T14:59:09+02:00May 6th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

New opportunity for a Masters Bursary to research Knowledge & Learning

We invite expressions of interest for a new opportunity with the Tsitsa Project in 2020: 1x Masters Bursary to conduct research in the Knowledge and Learning Community of Practice. Send a CV, academic documents and 2-page motivation to: Margaret Wolff (M.Wolff@ru.ac.za) by 27th March 2020.  Background The Tsitsa Project is being implemented in the communal and commercial areas of the north-eastern Eastern Cape. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) working with local authorities and traditional leaders, conducts land restoration in the highly erodible Tsitsa river catchment, while a number of South African universities conduct related research in this [...]

2020-03-16T14:09:47+02:00March 16th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: Future Water Institute

Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

Masters/PhD project: Value chain analyses of the southern Cape line fishery

 The group around the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries is a dynamic team at the University of Cape Town, conducting research into systems approaches to managing human activities in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Our “Southern Cape Interdisciplinary Fisheries Research (SCIFR)” project focusses on the region between Witsands and Mossel Bay and seeks to understand (i) how natural and social changes in the southern Cape shape and interact with the marine social-ecological system at its doorstep, (ii) how selected natural resource users in the area respond to global change, and how they are shaping [...]

2020-02-25T08:43:26+02:00February 25th, 2020|position, SAPECS News|

ACDI Opportunity: Junior Research Fellow (lecturer level)

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) invites applications for the post of Junior Research Fellow. The ACDI is a University Research Institute at UCT that coordinates and enhances research and teaching on climate change and development across faculties, academic departments and research groupings. The Junior Research Fellowship is an academic position that aims to support an emerging researcher with post-doctoral experience to build and establish an independent research career within one of ACDI’s thematic focus areas. The Junior Research Fellow will be mentored by senior researchers within ACDI, with support from the Director and Deputy Director, and will also [...]

2020-02-25T08:34:57+02:00February 25th, 2020|position, SAPECS News|

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS VACANCY: Senior Scientist

An exciting vacancy exists in the Knysna Scientific Services offices in the Garden Route (within the Conservation Services Division of SANParks) for a conservation scientist, comfortable to work in dynamic social-ecological contexts, preferably with some indigenous forest research background. The successful candidate will primarily operate in the southern, western and eastern Cape regions. S/he will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team and will be expected to bring a passion for conservation science, a good track-record and strong science leadership to the team. Based in the Garden Route, s/he must possess skills to take her/his science to managers, policy makers [...]

2020-02-12T17:44:13+02:00February 12th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|
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